If your gas or electricity bill is showing a credit balance you may be eligible for a refund. To ensure the credit balance is correct please contact us with the following information:
If your credit balance is correct a refund can be issued using one of the following methods:
All refunds should be processed within 10 working days from the date you make contact regarding the refund/credit balance. If a situation arises that prevents the refund from being processed within this timeframe a Customer Service Representative will contact you.
Budget Direct Debits are calculated for a 12 month period so it is not uncommon for your account to reflect a credit balance at some points during the year, generally during periods of lower energy usage such as summer. This credit will then be used during periods of higher energy usage, such as winter.
Should you have any concerns, and wish to verify the credit balance please contact us with a current meter reading so we can assess your account. We'll ensure the credit is accurate and that the monthly payments are set up correctly. If the monthly payments are too high or too low they'll be adjusted accordingly.
Where a credit is a result of monthly payments that are too high either a partial or full refund can be issued. The options available will be discussed further on your call.
It is not uncommon for your account to reflect a debit balance at some points during the year when paying by budget direct debit. Should you have any concerns regarding debit balances please contact us with a current meter reading so we can assess your account.
If you move your supply from SSE or move from premises supplied by SSE, your final bill will confirm any closing credit balances you may have. Where we have the full and correct details we'll try to issue refunds of credit balances within 28 days of the final bill.
If you paid your account by direct debit we'll attempt to refund the closing credit balance direct to your bank account.
If you paid by any other method the closing credit balance will be refunded by cheque. If you have moved property please ensure you contact us with a forwarding address to ensure that you receive the cheque.
Where you have multiple gas and/or electricity accounts you may prefer to transfer the final credit balance to another account, instead of receiving a refund. If you would rather a final credit balance be transferred please contact us so that we can look into this further. Alternatively, we may contact you discuss this as an option.
There is no time limit on claiming a closing account credit.
If you believe that you have a closing credit balance that has not been refunded, or you are unsure if you have any closing credit balances to be refunded, please contact us and we will be happy to take a look into this and confirm the situation.
If we hold a security deposit at the time an account is finalised this will be transferred, along with any interest accrued, onto your gas/electricity account.
If you have a debit balance on your gas/electricity account the security deposit is offset against this and any remaining credit will be refunded by cheque.
If there is not an outstanding balance due for payment on your gas/electricity accounts the full security deposit, including interest, will be refunded by cheque.
If you have moved property please ensure you contact us with a forwarding address to ensure that you receive the cheque.
You can contact us via one of the following methods:
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